Global maps of Land Surface Temperature composites from MODIS

Fig. 31: Average monthly daytime land surface temperatures for December 2001 from MODIS. Source:

Instrument:Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board the Terra satellite

Target accuracy: 1 K

Algorithm: Generalized split-window

Spatial coverage: global

Temporal frequency: Daytime and nighttime LSTs composites. 8 days and monthly daytime or nighttime LST composite products are also produced by averaging daily daytime or daily nighttime LST values, respectively.

Spatial resolution: 1 km

Projection: Stereographic

File format: JPEG, PNG, Google Earth, and GeoTIF

Archive data: 2001-2010

Data producers: MODIS team

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